SCOTTISH universities have been urged to give a "second chance" to students who miss out on higher education when they leave school.
David McKay left Edinburgh's Forrester High School in 2004 as a 16-year-old and went straight into work with a firm repairing sash windows.
An independent panel that could have the final say on controversial school closure plans in Scotland is looking for its first members.
A HEROIN addict teacher has been struck off after she broke into the former home of a jailed paedophile.
A SCOTTISH university has come under fire for sending "bullying" emails to staff taking part in industrial action over pensions.
WOMEN should make up at least 40 per cent of the governing bodies of Scottish universities, Education Secretary Michael Russell has said.
CAMPAIGNERS have staged a rally as they ramp up the pressure on councillors over lack of space at an overcrowded school in Glasgow.
TEACHERS have toiled for years with mountains of pupils' work to mark.
POOR standards of handwriting among Scottish pupils have been highlighted by examiners who are encountering more problems than ever before.
UNIVERSITY lecturers across the UK are today beginning an assessment boycott in a row over changes to pensions.
SCOTTISH state schools should be accountable to boards of governors rather than councils, an educational expert has said.
A COUNCIL leader has resigned after he failed to push through a controversial rural schools closure plan.
ONE-third of universities have seen a decline in the recruitment of students from Scotland's most deprived communities, figures show.
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School inspectors have launched a crackdown on red tape in the classroom.
TWO crumbling primary schools in Glasgow are to get a £3.5million makeover.Historic Scotland was asked for permission to carry out repairs on St Bride's Primary in Govanhill, and Lorne Street Primary in Govan.
Up to 11 schools have been saved from closure after campaigns by local people.
CONCERT violinist Nicola Benedetti has called for pupils to be exposed to the works of the great classical music composers at school.
STUDENTS from the poorest backgrounds are up to £840 worse off year on year due to cuts to bursaries, new figures show.
THE current fashion for learning Chinese languages in Scottish schools is misplaced, an academic has warned.
A UNIVERSITY principal at the centre of a secrecy row over payments from a private company already receives extra money from two other businesses, it has emerged.
A UNIVERSITY has come under fire after refusing to reveal whether its principal will be paid £55,000 a year for a non-executive role on the board of a leading company.
PRIVATE schools across Scotland are facing a new challenge to their charitable status.
THE full extent of the Scottish Government's cuts to student grants have been revealed in new figures.
So you've chosen your subjects and you're starting to think about the important exams that you'll have to sit, but have you decided what you want to do once you leave school?
UNIVERSITY lecturers across the UK have announced an assessment boycott in a row over changes to pensions.
A NEW exam appeals system for Scottish pupils has been attacked as unfair because parents from private schools can pay for checks while those in the state sector cannot.
GLASGOW Academy is on its way to achieving a target of raising over £1 million to help fund a new science and technology building.
THE number of foreign teachers applying to work in Scotland is on the increase, new figures show.
THE opening of a new £228 million twin-site super college has moved a step closer with the topping out of City of Glasgow College's new riverside campus.